Process and methods
20 Updating the programme manual
NICE will review the need to update this document 3 years after its publication.
It may be necessary to make minor changes to the process of developing interventional procedures guidance before 3 years. Changes will be made in accordance with NICE's policy. Minor changes that may be made without consultation are those that:
do not add or remove a fundamental stage in the process
do not add or remove a fundamental methods technique or step
will not disadvantage 1 or more stakeholder(s)
will improve the efficiency, clarity or fairness of the process or methodology.
Changes meeting these criteria will be published on NICE's website 4 weeks before their implementation. Any other changes will only be made after the 12‑week public consultation.